Think computing and you immediately think of a Microsoft or an IBM. Think of laptops, notebooks and a Lenovo, Dell, Acer would be your first image. But think unconventionally designed notebooks, laptops and the image that arises up is of Asus. Asus the forerunner of Taiwan’s Technology giants raises the bar with every product it lines up and I am sure most of you would agree with me when I say that it manages to do so vitally by virtue of its industrial design. Another one of its designing excellence output is the Asus Transformer, the multi-faceted portability computing option that literally switches between being a notebook and a tablet. One look at it and I definitely thought I was in love with it. To explore that love more I just did a review of the Asus Transformer and if you want to explore some computing romance options you could review this review.
DESIGN SPEAK: The Asus transformer effectively and very efficiently switches between being a tablet and a fully featured notebook by virtue of the dock featured into the base keyboard. When I look up the transformer this dock is what interests me the most. The dock along with being the mobility dock is also a full featured notebook package comprising of a 500 GB hard drive, two USB 3.0 ports and a Gigabit LAN. Another design aspect that got me hooked was the backlight of the keypad. The backlit keyboard is featured with ambient light control technology that adjusts the illumination based on the light of the surroundings. In designing the Asus Transformer definitely scores on the oomph and trendy performance scale.
PERFORMANCE SPEAK: The Asus Transformer is a one of its kind detachable notebook. Focus on software is therefore not much a called for section in its review. However how it performs is very much a criterion in my sight. The Asus Transformer shows a lot of promise because of the storage capacity that has been drafted into the assortment. In Notebook form the transformer features a 500 GB hard drive and a 128 GB mSATA III SSD in the tablet form which implies that the Transformer gives pretty speedy performance in both forms. It also features a 4 GB DDR3 (1600MHz) dual channel in its main memory which is compatible with any decent notebook performance. The best part in the performance of the Asus transformer by my viewpoint is the seamless integration it does between the tablet and the notebook interface by supporting a Intel Core i5/i7 option for the processor alongwith supporting Windows 8 and a smooth touch pad experience. Adding more to the performance stats is the fraction of seconds switch on that it enables from the standby mode so that the user has the comfortable option of getting back to work as soon as possible.
The Transformer sports a 13 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with 350 nits display. The display gives a smooth touch based response and the delay for actuation is minuscule, which is more than what one would expect from a detachable notebook like the transformer. The Asus Transformer features a very effective front HD camera and also an optional 5M rear end camera with a high end 720p HD video recording feature. Thus the transformer manages to give more than a stellar performance when it comes to the camera action on it.
The sound action on the Asus Transformer is also a definite one plus when it comes to giving pure cinematic audio experience with the ASUS Sonic Masters Technology. Quad speakers in notebook mode give an immensely satisfying listening experience. The audio Equalizer settings are supported by MaxxAudio.
All in all the Asus Transformer might just be that autobot of computing transformation. Check out more here.
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